Prince Harry is eager to introduce Africa to his wife and son Archibald
Prince Harry is eager to introduce his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie Harrison to Africa, as the family of three gears up for a South African tour this fall. In a post through his joint Instagram account with Meghan, he stated,” In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first […]
Prince Harry is eager to introduce his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie Harrison to Africa, as the family of three gears up for a South African tour this fall. In a post through his joint Instagram account with Meghan, he stated,” In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me.”
“On a personal note,” he added, “I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” This will be the first overseas trip for baby Archibald, who will be five months old at that time.
Harry and Meghan have a “monthly social awareness approach” which sees them engaging with various charitable projects every month. This month, all the names mentioned in the list are from Africa.
Apart from travelling with his family, the Duke will also engage in solo trips to visits to Angola, Malawi and Botswana. The post also highlighted multiple organisations which are working towards bringing a positive change in the continent, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, The Halo Trust and National Geographic.
Prince Harry also has his own charity Sentebale, which works on the mental health and well-being of individuals affected by HIV.
The prince’s late mother Princess Diana was actively involved with the continent and her famous picture of walking through the landmine fields in Angola highlighted the devastating impacts brought about by military munitions. The Duke is expected to take his mothers work forward.
This is not Prince Harry and Meghan’s first visit to the continent. His first taste of the continent was during a trip in 1997, when he and his brother accompanied Prince Charles. He made multiple return trips after that and also took Megan along in the summer of 2016 when they were dating.
He mentioned after their engagement that,” I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.”
The couple visited again in 2017 to celebrate Meghan’s 36th birthday. Prince Harry is also involved with various African wildlife conservation projects including Rhino conservation in Botswana.
Being the Ambassador for World Vision Canada, Meghan has also visited Africa before as a part of the clean water campaign.
“As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole,” the Duke and Duchess mentioned in the post.